LA post-hardcore veterans Touché Amoré have released a new video for the title track from their new album, Lament, released last month on Epitaph Records.
Known for matching their powerful audio with even stronger visuals – take the ambitious vinyl packaging for Lament for example – the band enlisted visual artist Sujin Kim via the CalArts Experimental Animation program to bring the emotional and real lyrics of “Lament” to life.
Guitarist and resident art director Nick Steinhardt says:
“The original concept centered around being used up and tossed aside over and over again until you’ve had enough. Told through the story of earth and clay, pot and plant, the interplay between a lifeform and vessel, constraint versus freedom, nourishment and depletion via a symbiotic relationship. The poetic and dark nature of Sujin Kim’s work immediately resonated with me, and it became clear from our initial conversations about words and meaning that a conceptual approach was just as important as the overall aesthetic. Aside from the time-intensive nature of CGI itself, we began diving into my initial treatment, discussing lyrical themes on a deep intellectual level. We touched on topics ranging from the Japanese art of ceramic repair to the unusual flora and peeling bark of rare trees from Mexico and Socotra.”
Images courtesy of Touché Amoré.